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Shimla, March 9
Himachal Pradesh Government would file a detail reply on the writ petition filed by Maharishi Markandeshwar University & Medical College Kumarhati, Solan district of Himachal Pradesh against the June 9, 2022 order of HP Private Educational Institutions Regulatory  Commission which has directed University to refund Rs 103.96 Cr. excess fee charged from the students.
A petition heard by a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sabina and Justice Satyan Vaidya fixed the next date of hearing on the matter on April 11, 2023. The counsel for the state stated that Government would file a detail reply in the matter and sought time for the further hearing which was allowed by the court.
It is worthwhile to mention that on July 23, 2022 Court also stayed the impugned order of  HP Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission, passed order against Maharishi Markandeshwar University & Medical College Kumarhatti, Solan district.
Pertinent to inform that the Commission acting on the complaints filled by some of students, directed the university to refund Rs 103.96 Cr. excess fee charged from about 1100 MBBS students between 2012 and 2020. On June 9 taking cognizance of two separate complaints, HPPEIRC found the respondent University and others guilty for charging excess amount of Rs. 6.05.500/- from Dr. Nividita and Rs. 8,95,500 / – from Dr. Yamini which amounts to Rs. 15,01,000.

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Commission said in the order that records of University submit before it also revealed that more than 1100 students who passed out and studing between 2012 to 2020 were charged excess fee tune to Rs.1,03,965,300. Commission invoking section 11 of H.P. Private Educational Institutions ( Regulatory Commission) Act, 2010 and rule 6 (b) of the Commission, also slapped and imposed  penalty of Rs 45.00 lakhs penalty on the petitioner University for charging excess fee from the complainants. The Regulatory body exercising its legitimate power on the violators ordered the respondents to deposit the penalty amounts within three months in the bank account of HPPERC from issuance of this orders.


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